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The natural slate quarry in Valentia is up for sale.

Valentia SlateThe quarry, which first opened in 1816, had been closed for 90 years before being reopened in 1999.

The quarry, which employs six people locally, has a number of ongoing contracts, including the supply of slate for restoration works on the Houses of Parliament in London.

One of the owners of the quarry, Micheál Lyne, says while it was a challenge to reopen 17 years ago, he is very satisfied with the results.